Ukraine turned away the protesters

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Published Feb 22, 2024

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Ukraine is planning to use the Danube river for container transport to increase exports to pre-war levels, following Russia's withdrawal from a UN-backed safe corridor in the Black Sea. This comes as Polish farmers protest against Ukrainian imports, leading to a decrease in produce transported through the EU by rail and road. Despite a grain agreement brokered by Turkey and the UN, which saw the first commercial ship carrying Ukrainian grain depart from Odessa in August 2022, Russia has repeatedly suspended and finally withdrew from the agreement in July 2023.
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According to Isna, Ukraine's Infrastructure Minister Oleksandr Kubakov said that we are planning to transport containers through the Danube because Romania is more predictable than the Polish border. Ukraine said it was planning another route through the Danube river to boost exports to pre-war levels as Polish farmers escalated border protests over Ukrainian imports, completely blocking trucks at a checkpoint. After Russia withdrew from the UN-backed safe corridor in the Black Sea last year, the Danube has become one of Ukraine's main shipping routes. However, a significant amount of produce also flows through the EU by rail and road, and Polish farmers; Protesters block a key route over what they call an uncontrolled flood of Ukrainian food products. Ukraine's infrastructure minister Kobrakov said volumes through the Danube are still 1.2 to 1.8 million tonnes per month. However, Kyiv has also used road and rail for trade during the war, and export volumes via Poland are ...
Source: Isna
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